The undead have monstrous timingPosted by Erin Cardone
Unwittingly, I watched the incredibly hilarious movie Zombieland on Friday night. You know the one, with the opening credits which include gallons of theatre-quality spurting blood and one woman’s Achilles tendon being eaten by an undead gentleman.
I have a feeling I wasn’t the only one.
Until my smartphone reminded me on Saturday morning that it was the day of the Zombie Walk in Victoria, I’d forgotten all about the event.
I’d say my forgetfulness had a lot to do with the fact that it was still 30 days away from Halloween.
Who the heck wants to do the zombie thing so far away from Halloween, really?
Hundreds of people roamed the streets, hucking fake blood and vomit at business windows as they dragged their undead carcasses from Centennial Square to Government Street on Saturday, moaning, groaning and harassing frightened tourists and delighting others. The pack of flesh-eating horrors was boosted by a birthday party. That’s right. Zombie kids. They were nine years old.
What I’m trying to get at is that event should be held far closer to Halloween, when people are actually interested in participating in the spooky spirit. I’ve never done the Zombie Walk and never will if it’s so far from All Hallows Eve.
Hopefully, the organizers (who do an amazing job, by the way – I’m not harping on the event, just the date) can move next year’s zombie walk to the weekend before Halloween.
They might just boost their zombie posse numbers.